- Stockholm Olympic Stadium
stadium_name = Stockholms Stadion
fullname = Stockholms Olympiastadion
nickname = "Stadion" (The Stadium)
built = 1910–1912
opened = 1912
seating_capacity = 13 145–
tenants = Djurgårdens IF (1936-present)
dimensions = 105 x 68 m
Stockholms Olympiastadion, most often called Stockholms Stadion or just Stadion, is a
stadiumin Stockholm, Sweden. Designed by architect Torben Grut, it was opened in 1912, its original use was as a venue for the 1912 Olympic Games. Since then, it has hosted numerous sports events, notably football and athletics, but also for example, 50 Swedish Championship finals in bandy, and hosted concerts from artists such as Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Depeche Mode, Metallica, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Guns N' Roses, Robbie Williamsand Kent. In 1956 when Melbournehosted the Olympic Games, the horsecompetitions were held here due to quarantinerules in Australia. The probably most famous event that currently is held here is DN-galan. Finland-Sweden athletics internationalhas been held here 29 times. It has a capacity of 13 145–14,500 depending on usage and a capacity of nearly 35,000 for concerts.
Originally, the north-west stand had two levels, increasing the capacity to about 20 000. After the Olympics, it was reduced to one level.
The Metro station "Stadion" was opened in 1973.
The record attendance for football is 21,995 and was set
16 August 1946, when Djurgårdens IF played AIK. The record attendance for bandy is 28,848 and was set 1959. The record attendance for concerts was set in 1992 when Michael Jacksonvisited Stadion in front of 53,000 people.
Stockholms Stadion is the stadium in the world where the most athletics records have been set, totaling 83. [cite web |url=http://www.stockholmtown.com/Event/Event____7674.aspx?eventid=15277&fdate=2008-07-22&tdate=2008-07-22 |title=DN Galan, friidrott |accessdate=2008-08-08 |publisher=www.stockholmtown.com |date=2008-07-22 |language=Swedish ] It is one of the smallest main stadiums for a
Summer Olympic Games.
The rock band Kiss sold out the stadium by selling all 32,500 tickets in less than 20 minutes on their recent 2008 tour.
Speedway Grand Prix of Sweden
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